15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

15 days in Ireland's West Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ireland's West Coast travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Killarney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dingle
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Galway
— 4 nights
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore
— 1 night
Ferry
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Doolin
— 3 nights
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Killarney

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kinsale (Stone Mad Gallery & Charles Fort), Norman McCloskey Photography (in Kenmare) and Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, take in the exciting artwork at Peter Cox Photography Gallery, and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Killarney route planner.

Whitehorse, Canada to Killarney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Whitehorse to Killarney is 8 hours. Traveling from Whitehorse in March, expect Killarney to be warmer, temps between 12°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery, don't miss a visit to Eask Tower, then indulge your taste buds at Dingle Farmer's Market, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coumeenoole Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gallarus Oratory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Sea Glass Studio, then meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Galway

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Cong (The Quiet Cailin Studios, Ireland's School of Falconry, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, gain some tasty knowledge on Micil Distillery, trot along with Moycullen Riding Centre, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Galway vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Inishmore

— 1 night
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Lia Arann, then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, then make a trip to Teampall Bhean'in, and finally head outdoors with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Inishmore by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Doolin.

Things to do in Inishmore

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Doolin

— 3 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 19th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, hike along Clare Coastal Walk Project, then don't miss a visit to Cliffs of Moher, and finally get the lay of the land with Doolin Cliff Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Doolin trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Inishmore to Doolin in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Tours · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips